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  1. And, Brady Collins gets a 2nd and a 3rd in the...

    And,

    Brady Collins gets a 2nd and a 3rd in the Open at Bluegrass this weekend!

    I wish I could pick horses at the track like this.

    Chris
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    Congrats to Lou, Jimmie and Buster on the Blue. ...

    Congrats to Lou, Jimmie and Buster on the Blue.

    And BRADY COLLINS in the money not once but twice with 2nd and 3rd! Brady's a name we're going to keep seeing in the "funny papers"!

    Chris
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    Ah....Les Claypool. I think I just figured it...

    Ah....Les Claypool.

    I think I just figured it out. Mix clay in water with some shear - you get mud.

    Nice. Chris
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    Thanks John, I just placed an order and I sure...

    Thanks John, I just placed an order and I sure hope I don't lose my Pro 500 G3 Transmitter- because I stocked up on other G3 supplies:

    Lion Country Links for NOS G3 equipment

    G3 Charging...
  5. Joe Letta was an Upstate NY pro who retired...

    Joe Letta was an Upstate NY pro who retired several years ago. He had a unique sense of humor. One time a client dog gave a "no go". Joe did not miss a beat as he realized what had happened and...
  6. Yeah. That's pretty funny. When I wrote that...

    Yeah. That's pretty funny. When I wrote that in 2009, I had just come off the honor of being the human portion of a dog/handler team at a Mike Lardy workshop. Pat was still there at Mike's. ...
  7. I am so happy for Jason and Benson! Huge...

    I am so happy for Jason and Benson!

    Huge congratulations!

    Not that I'm superstitious, but after looking back through this thread, I might hunt for a black Patagonia hat for when I break PJ out!
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    Congrats to Dave Ward (and owner Nancy P) on the...

    Congrats to Dave Ward (and owner Nancy P) on the Qualifying Win with Erins Edge Back in Black - Drake.
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    It is likely positive-only trainers as well as...

    It is likely positive-only trainers as well as animal rights folks who are pushing the laws.

    My point is that it is useless to divide ourselves arguing over how to label them.
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    Hey Darrin, I am just a registered user here...

    Hey Darrin, I am just a registered user here like anyone else.

    I am not a moderator.

    You are a dog trainer.

    With Bon's reply, you had a perfect opportunity to reward his momentum,...
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    I'm going to send you a PM

    I'm going to send you a PM
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    I don't think there is a single participant in...

    I don't think there is a single participant in this thread who thinks government bans of training equipment is good.

    It is infighting of those of us who should be aligned that strengthens those...
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    Hi Jeremy, I looked at your past posts to see...

    Hi Jeremy, I looked at your past posts to see what other things you may have written about.

    You wrote in the past about a standard poodle that was sometimes just going through the motions and...
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    Stu, I knew you were dedicated to the red...

    Stu, I knew you were dedicated to the red performance variety. I just did not realize the full extent.
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    Mr. Connor, What specifically about post #8 are...

    Mr. Connor, What specifically about post #8 are you countering? I have not written a word about the operation.
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    Hey Chad, If you would have walked to that...

    Hey Chad,

    If you would have walked to that same table 6 years ago, with Grady and/or Trav on lead. They'd have had no idea who you or your dogs were!

    It's got nothing to do with being a "has...
  17. Hi Texas Ace. Sentence three in your...

    Hi Texas Ace.

    Sentence three in your paragraph does not make much sense to me.

    To me, the Hillmann approach is a seamless progression where the puppy doesn't even realize that the next day is...
  18. Back before Bill Hillmann had come out with his...

    Back before Bill Hillmann had come out with his land basics and water basics material, Dennis Voigt had documented that he'd taken his puppies all the way through Hillmann Fetch and then moved into...
  19. TexasAce, Bryan and - for the open-mined, feel...

    TexasAce, Bryan and - for the open-mined, feel free to read this link:

    http://www.billhillmann.net/reviewFetchComm.htm

    What Dennis wrote made a lot of sense to me. I never liked the ear pinch...
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    Dennis, What a great set of drills! I...

    Dennis,

    What a great set of drills!

    I reviewed the material over the past few weekends and have been putting it into use in prep for Spring/Summer here in the flatlands.

    Dennis, thanks...
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    i would offer that the dog could take such an...

    i would offer that the dog could take such an Auto cast whether a judge or gallery member moved or not. The handler should always be watching his dog and not worry about who or what's behind him. He...
  22. John, my sympathy is with you. I am so...

    John, my sympathy is with you.

    I am so sorry.

    Gus was one that I feel like I knew.

    Chris
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    I don't like towel whipping for that exact...

    I don't like towel whipping for that exact reason. I like the throwable "ultimate" signalling device: (one of the things I learned when apprenticing with Ted Shih)

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  24. Here's a great memory for me: ...

    Here's a great memory for me:

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/forums/showthread.php?56640-Thanks-in-Advance-to-Nancy-Pam-and-Tim-local-Retriever-Demo&p=632773&viewfull=1#post632773

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    Rest In Peace Ammo. 11/06/07 - 02/14/2017. ...

    Rest In Peace Ammo. 11/06/07 - 02/14/2017.

    Micki and Bill spent 9 Valentines days with Ammo.

    She made her her mark on our sport in so many ways.

    Bill and Micki, my deepest condolences...
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